Small Camper Maintenance

A small camper is a compact and convenient way to enjoy the outdoors and have a place to lodge. Campers save you from having to set up a tent and protect you from inclement weather. They are great for short weekend get-always into the mountains or to a campsite. They may also be the perfect vehicle to take on a fishing trip or hiking expedition.

Regular Scheduled Maintenance

While your camper should be maintained in the same manner that any other vehicle is maintained, you may want to take extra care since you might be dependent on it for transporation and lodging in remote places. Regularly scheduled oil chains and tune-ups should be observed to make sure that the engine and all moving parts are in good working order. These scheduled maintenance tasks can be performed by you or your mechanic. Keep a record of each maintenance as a log of its upkeep. This information may prove useful should you decide to sell or upgrade your small camper.

Wash and Clean the Camper

Try to wash and clean the camper after every trip. This will wash away any gunk build up and remove any unpleasant smells that may linger and be overpowering the next time you use the vehicle. Soap, water and a little elbow grease should be sufficient to maintain the camper and keep it clean.

Do not let garbage and other debris accumulate in the camper. Throw out old food containers, bottles, cans, cigarettes and other evidence of your adventures. Keeping an air freshener in the camper may not be a bad ideal either.

Rotate the Tires

You should rotate the tires as recommended by the manufacturer, at least at every 5,000 to 7,000 miles. This will prolong their life and make them work better for you. Be sure that you maintain proper tire inflation levels and keep a good working spare in the vehicle for emergency purposes. Proper inflation save gas and reduces energy consumption, which is helpful for the environment.

Maintaining your small camper regularly, like you would any other vehicle that you own, will prolong its life and provide you with years of enjoyment in the outdoors.